Types of Car Accidents
We are experienced Boise, Idaho car accident attorneys and have seen firsthand the devastation a head-on collision can have on a victim and their family.
According to U.S. government statistics, head-on collisions are among the most disastrous and lethal of all car accidents. The injuries that could result from these most unfortunate accidents can often result in lifelong disabilities or even death for the victims.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that high-speed collisions played a role in approximately 30% of all fatal crashes in 2004. And there is no indication this number has decreased since then. High-speed collisions can often involve complicated litigation, but the experienced car accident attorneys at the Sargent Firm are ready and willing to help you get justice.
A high-speed collision involves a vehicle undergoing immense stress that results in the vehicle’s inability to protect its passengers from injury. High-speed collisions almost always result in structural failures in car accidents.
For the innocent survivors of high-speed car accidents, the physical, mental, and emotional recovery process can be extremely painful and astonishingly expensive.
Side Impact Collisions
Side impact collisions are serious, yet common car accidents. They are the causal factor for approximately 8,500 deaths and numerous more injuries per year.
A side impact collision happens when the front of an oncoming vehicle hits the side of your vehicle, otherwise known as being “t-boned.” Most of these car accidents occur at intersections when the oncoming vehicle fails to yield at a red light or stop sign.
The severity of a side impact collision depends on a number of factors, such as the speed and mass of the oncoming vehicle and where that oncoming vehicle strikes your vehicle.
Our attorneys at the Sargent Law Firm in Boise, Idaho are equipped to investigate all the involved factors to best help you handle side impact collisions and any other type of car accident.
If your family member has been injured or killed due to a vehicle rollover accident, the road conditions or the car itself could have contributed to, or is directly responsible for, the accident.
To prove a road defect was present or that there was a design or manufacturing defect, you need a knowledgeable personal injury attorney specializing in car accidents.
Drunk Driving Related Accidents
Drunk Driving is a choice. Each one of us is aware of the risk involved when drinking and driving, yet too many people decide to take the chance. Tragically, drunk driving is one of the leading causes of injuries and death on our nation’s roads today. When a driver chooses to break the law and operate a vehicle after drinking, they have just chosen to gamble with someone’s life.
Drunk driving car accidents often result when a driver speeds, drives too slowly, makes an improper turn in front of oncoming traffic, fails to stop at a red light or stop sign, drives on the wrong side of the road or rear-ends another vehicle. In some cases, the supplier of the alcohol may be found negligent as well.
The victim of a drunk driving accident is often left with overwhelming emotional trauma as well as expensive and sometimes debilitating personal injuries. Injuries can range from minor scratches to complete paralysis or death.
Causes of Car Accidents in Boise, Idaho
Reckless driving is defined as someone driving unsafely, with a deliberate disregard for safety. It is safe to assume that every driver has the full knowledge that reckless driving could cause an accident. A driver could be found to be driving recklessly if he/she drives in a harassing or threatening manner that results in a car accident. In addition to possible civil litigation, criminal charges could stem from reckless driving, especially when it results in a car accident involving others or damage to property.
All Forms of Aggressive Driving
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states aggressive driving involves unlawful driving actions such as:
- Improper or excessive lane changing
- Improper passing
- Failing to signal intent
Aggressive driving greatly increases the chance of a car accident occurring. Although it is illegal, it is still too common. The Sargent Law Firm will help you get justice. However, before a car accident occurs, there are steps you can take to reduce the probability of it happening to you.
When Faced With an Aggressive Driver:
- Get out of the way
- Avoid physical gestures
- Do not challenge the aggressive driver
- Avoid eye contact
- Report serious aggressive driving
Texting While Driving
Even though texting while driving is inherently dangerous, texting has become a major distraction for drivers, resulting in numerous car accidents every year.
Falling Asleep While Driving
Falling asleep while driving is one of the major causes of car accidents in the United States. Nearly four percent of all deadly crashes involve tired drivers, and numerous more are injured from drivers who have fallen asleep.
Every car accident involving a fatigued driver is completely preventable—don’t drive when you’re overly tired. Although it may be inconvenient, not driving when you’re tired is essential to protecting not only yourself but all other motorists. It is better to be inconvenienced than to be in a car accident.
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